I think Brookledge is in pretty solid shape. Always a solid crowd and they've put a lot of money in the course. Doesn't hurt that the city owns it either. Oddly, I never played Baker's either. I understand it wasn't much of a course. I grew up playing a lot at Valley View and Sycamore and they are both long gone. I really miss Maplecrest.I remember Bakers Acres very well when it was around, but regrettably, I never actually played there. Wish it was still around. The number of "affordable" golf courses in the Greater Akron area continues to shrink each year, it seems. The golf courses that are left have definitely picked up on this, and I feel like the weekend rates have gone up accordingly. I have no real empirical proof of this, but it seems like this is the case. Not to hijack the thread but I hope Brookledge (?) near Chapel Hill sticks around for a long time.
Sycamore and Riverwoods is where I pretty much learned to play golf. Riverwoods had one of the best practice areas around. Copley Greens was also a place i would practice all the time. Even had a couple lessons from the local Pro, Phil Sherman. The owner, Frank, was also very cool.I also played Sycamore a lot and was very disappointed to see it go. Although a shorter 'executive' type course, it was cheap and a nice, easy, quick way to get a round in. Many times (circa mid-2000s, where's the time gone!!) I'd pop in there just to get a round in late in the day on weekends when playing a traditional regulation 9 wouldn't have been practical. As I recall, they didn't take tee times, you just showed up and put your ball in the tube at the tee on #1 and when yours came up, you teed off and off you went. Cheesy, maybe, but it worked for me.
We need more courses like Sycamore, but unfortunately I think the time for these has kind of passed, and it's really too bad.
A lot of people called it a cow pasture but the travel league i had back then played it once a year for 3-4 years. Brookledge is solid!I think Brookledge is in pretty solid shape. Always a solid crowd and they've put a lot of money in the course. Doesn't hurt that the city owns it either. Oddly, I never played Baker's either. I understand it wasn't much of a course. I grew up playing a lot at Valley View and Sycamore and they are both long gone. I really miss Maplecrest.
A press release from the city of Fairlawn states a “number of young persons” gathered at Summit Mall on Dec. 26.
The Fairlawn Police Department and Summit Mall management were aware of the event and staffed accordingly. After the first few incidents, Summit Mall management elected to close the mall.